GroundWire | December 22, 2014: #BlackLivesMatter, alternative transportation, Ryerson radio | Dec 22 2014 | GroundWire | This episode covers #BlackLivesMatter, alternative transportation in Halifax, and Ryerson's radio station's successful bid for a spot on the AM dial.
Community, Research and Social Change: 10th annual State of the Inner City Report | Dec 19 2014 | Molly McCracken | The State of the Inner City Report is an annual research collaboration between the CCPA Manitoba and community organizations based in the inner city of Winnipeg. This year marks its 10th anniversary.
First Nation disappointed by NAFTA commission decision on wild salmon | Dec 18 2014 | Brent Patterson | Between 1994 and 2012, 80 complaints have been filed with the Commission on Environmental Co-operation. Eighty-five per cent of those submissions have been dismissed or terminated.
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José Tendetza's murder is more blood on Canada's hands | Dec 18 2014 | Jennifer Moore | José Tendetza did not have to die. The Canadian government was aware of the tensions that implicate a Vancouver-based mining corporation -- and could have acted.
B.C. government approves Site C Dam, but the fight continues | Dec 17 2014 | Leila Darwish | The Site C hydroelectric dam is not clean, not green, not economical, and not in the public interest. This project must be opposed if we are to protect water and land, and respect Indigenous rights.
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Do Black Lives Matter in Canada? | Dec 17 2014 | Harsha Walia | As events in Ferguson and beyond unfold, many Canadians have been quick to distance ourselves from the systemic racism that plagues the U.S. -- but in doing so, overlook anti-Black racism in Canada.
Dear Ryan: The tragedy of the Yukon's commons | Dec 17 2014 | Linda Leon | The controversy over the land use plan for the Peel River Watershed is broadly divisive. But the Yukon Government is moving full steam ahead with forsaking the commons for the profit of a few.
Eyewitness report from Mount Polley mine disaster site | Dec 17 2014 | Redeye Collective | Two activists from Vancouver Island travelled to a Secwepemc camp at Mount Polley to bear witness to the destruction following the collapse in August of the dam holding back a tailings pond.
Photo: Islands in the St Lawrence/flickr (modified)
What's missing in the Great Lakes Commission's Draft report on transport of crude oil? | Dec 16 2014 | Emma Lui | The Great Lakes Commission released its draft report on the transport of crude oil in the Great Lakes region, which provides an overview of the increase of crude oil transportation in the area.
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World still faces climate catastrophe after Lima Conference | Dec 16 2014 | John Dillon | Monitoring the UN climate conference in Lima, I was struck with a profound sense of déjà vu. Nothing significant was achieved. In the meantime what can we do?
Meeting the housing needs of Aboriginal people moving to Winnipeg | Dec 12 2014 | Josh Brandon | Winnipeg is home to Canada's largest Aboriginal population. Aboriginal people, however, are among the most likely to experience homelessness and are over-represented in housing that is unaffordable.
Cities celebrate two-year anniversary of Idle No More with round dances | Dec 11 2014 | Krystalline Kraus | Toronto held its two-year anniversary of the Idle No More movement on December 10, 2014 with a round dance at the intersection of Yonge Street and Dundas Avenue.

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Landmark tax decision from the Supreme Court of Canada Charter Rights said... The actual Supreme Court of Canada Decision: Bastien Estate v. Canada     in
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NY Times article: "Hispanics Identifying Themselves as Indians" Lachine Scot said... Interesting article, thanks! However, I think your thread title is a bit of a Canadianism as I don'...
500 police raid Mohawk community of Kanesatake Caissa said... I mentioned it in the Watching the Detective thread. in
Québec Hydro Project/Plan Nord spark huge protests Unionist said... Thank you for posting about this, Lefauve. It was actually announced about 2 weeks ago, and there...
Book launch for Feminism FOR REAL and fundraiser for the Highway of Tears: Toronto: Feb 25 Catchfire said... A response to the mainstream feminist blogosphere on 'Feminism FOR REAL' Quote:I'm saying point...
Pipeline Oil Spill Affecting Little Buffalo milo204 said... The spill is apparently on their traditional land.  I think it's fair to assume the clean up...
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Their spirits live within us: Marching for murdered and missing Indigenous women Fidel said... Krystalline Kraus wrote:Even relying on the more modest statistics from NWAC, the list of missing...


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